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Eighth-graders in the Northeast outperformed peers in other regions

Grade 8
 Grade 12

Eighth-grade NAEP writing average scores, by region: 2007


  • Students in the Northeast outperformed their peers in all other regions in 2007.
  • Students in the Midwest outperformed students in the South and West.
  • Students in the South outperformed students in the West.

NOTE: View complete data with standard errors.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2007 Writing Assessment.

NAEP started collecting data by U.S. census regions in 2003, and therefore no trend data can be reported for the 2002 writing assessment. To see more information about the states contained in each region, see NAEP reporting groups.

To read more about achievement levels and how they are set, see Reporting the Assessment—Scale Scores and Achievement Levels.

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